CTR Survey, News and promotions
Complete your survey for a chance to win!
It is time for everyone to complete a Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) survey. As an added incentive, employees who complete the survey will be eligible to win a $50 REI or gas voucher!
Ten winners will be drawn every day during the survey week, so the sooner you enter, the higher your chances are to win one of the 50 prizes. Winners will be notified by June 7th.
The CTR survey is confidential and only takes a few minutes to complete. The questions focus on how you commuted to and from work last week
and we want to hear from everyone – whether you drive alone, take the bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk to work.
The survey takes only about 5 minutes. Complete yours NOW!
Online survey instructions:
- During the week of May 6 (May 6 to May 10), go to https://www.ctrsurvey.org and enter your complete work e-mail address (example firstname.lastname@example.org). Then click "login."
- Choose King County Government or Regional Justice Center from the list and click the "Select" button.
- Choose your work site from the list and click the "Select" button.
If you have questions or need to complete a paper survey, please contact the Employee Transportation Program manager, Hossein Barahimi, at (206) 684-1663.
May is Bike Month
Spring is for new beginnings. Take that bike out of the basement and wipe off the cobwebs. Or give your bike some love after months of winter riding. Hop on and join other riders on roads and trails, even if this is the first time you've ridden in years. You won't be alone. Last year thousands of people started biking for the first time during Bike Month.
Cascade Bicycle Club invites you to ride with them in the 2013 Commute Challenge presented by Adobe throughout National Bike Month in May. To participate, you need only to start or join a team, commute at least four days throughout the month, and track your trips online. It's simple and fun!
The Commute Challenge offers some great features:
- Easy online trip logging tool
- Sleek calendar interface
- Simple registration process
- Team captains get a free t-shirt
- All riders get a free souvenir
- Blog feed with photo inspirations
- All participating KC employees are eligible for $10 in REI or gas vouchers
Go to the Commute Challenge website for more information.
ID/ORCA Card Holders Are Available!
If you have any issues with your current ID/ORCA Card Holder or you need a new one, there are two ways to get a new one:
- Go to ID & Access Controll Office
King County Admin Building
500 4th Ave, Room 312
The office is open from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
- Send us an email including your mail stop at ETP@kingcounty.gov and we will mail you a new Card Holder.
Idling = Zero MPG
Waiting for more than 30 seconds? Turn off your engine to save Gas, Money, and the Air.
Save Money, Save Gas Idling more than 30 seconds burns more fuel than turning off and restarting the engine.
Exposure to vehicle exhaust increases asthma symptoms, respiratory problems, heart disease and cancer risk.
Help the Environment
Vehicle exhaust pollutes our air and hurts our climate by producing air toxic and global warming pollution.
It is best for my car engine if I allow it to warm up before driving. False. Idling more than a few seconds is unnecessary, even on a cold morning. Just ease into your driving for the first few blocks of your trip until the engine is warm.
In terms of gas consumption and engine impact, it’s best to idle the engine rather than restart it.
False. On today’s vehicles, frequent restarting has little impact on engine components. Excessive idling can be hard on your engine as it isn’t working at peak operating temperature.